Somebody needs to pay for this crime . . .
A Detective in Massachusetts was training this beautiful German Sheppard and the dog had about one year in service, when somebody poisoned the dog with rat poison. The value of this dogs life likely exceeds the value of his murderer by far.
You may think I jest, but what do you think the dogs murderer provides humanity?
- Will he search for people lost or that have committed crimes against another?
- Will he search disaster sites for people alive or dead?
- Will he seek explosives in our children’s school when necessary?
- Will he defend someone, forfeiting his own life?
- Will he apprehend dangerous criminals?
Service dogs do all of these things and so much more. This dog probably would have contributed more to humanity and our society than a good amount of the people the dog encountered daily. This dog may have stumbled across something that had rat poison in it and ate it. But such is unlikely because most service dogs are trained not to do so. Most service dogs also do not accept foods from strangers. So, how was this dog poisoned? Had his training not reached that point yet? Did someone close to the Detective poison the dog? Did someone contaminate the dogs food while not observed? Regardless, the dog was poisoned. Somebody needs to pay for this crime.
A lot of people do not, or have not had pets, so they cannot imagine the emotional bond between a person and their pet. A pet Owner feels as though a member of his family has died when an animal dies. So, I imagine this Detective feels as though he has lost a family member, but even more. He has also lost a partner. Yes, I imagine this Detective would like the murderer to pay for this crime.
More than the Detective, the community should mourn the loss of this dog. Not only did this dog have a lot to offer the community in the way of service, but also as a police dog. When you child turns up missing, when there is a burglar secreted away in your home or business, police dogs do the task of finding them and do so without concern for their personal safety most the time.
Detective, I recognize the contribution lost by the murder of Siren. I hope you find the murderer. I also hope you train other service dogs in the future. As for the murderer . . . I hope dogs from far and wide visit your final resting place as though it a brand new fire hydrant.